A review of diet study trials finds that positive dietary changes can reduce symptoms of depression, but less of a benefit is seen in addressing symptoms of anxiety.A healthy diet is a common factor linked to a positive mental outlook. The problem with most of the observational research in this field though is that it is hard to tease out which one comes first. Are people … [Read more...] about Diet changes improve depression outlook
Eating fruits and vegetables are good for your health in so many different ways. Now in the first major scientific study of its kind, eating more of these powerhouse foods has been linked to substantial increases in people’s happiness levels.Fruits and vegetables have an abundance of health benefits. But it's not from lack of scientific evidence for their benefit that … [Read more...] about Could your greengrocer hold the secret to happiness?
You may have seen some recent press around a book ('Grain Brain') written by a US neurologist with the claim that eating grains (and most carbohydrate foods in general) are a major culprit in causing dementia, depression, ADHD and headaches.What the book boils down to is yet another variation of a high-fat, low-carbohydrate, gluten-free, saturated fat and high cholesterol … [Read more...] about Lifestyle keys to cutting dementia risk
Yet another study has found that ginkgo biloba offers few benefits in protecting the mind against the ravages of Alzheimer’s disease, leading researchers to claim that this is the final nail in the coffin for this popular memory boosting supplementThe popular herbal supplement ginkgo biloba has been promoted for many years as a ‘brain booster’ with common claims of … [Read more...] about Ginkgo biloba no boost for a failing mind
A new study, published in the high profile journal Hypertension, has given a tantalising hint into how cocoa, found in drinks like hot chocolate, may protect against cognitive decline.As we age, the body does not perform as well as it did in our youth. Declining brain function, which is termed cognitive impairment, is probably the most concerning health problem facing an … [Read more...] about Hot chocolate: a tasty brain booster